This download is a writing project that goes through the writing process from start to finish. It breaks the process down into steps to be done one at a time. Students write stories about their families AFTER talking to family members. This is a fun way to take students through what can be a difficult and daunting process.
The first 2 pages (can be done front and back to make one handout) are used to get students to talk to family members to brainstorm great stories. The following pages are the actual writing project that goes through the writing process. Can easily be modified for younger or older students.
Involves parents in what is happening, as parents need to look over project at the start and help students think of great family story ideas.
This can be done as an in school project or done as homework. I have students do it for homework after walking them through the process and letting them know what to expect. I then set dates for each step and students need to complete the steps by each deadline. If you have bound books with blank pages, this is a great way to use them.
The end product is well worth the time and effort and is great for displaying at open houses and such. I have students share stories with each other. Great fun and learning and A LOT of hard work! Parents LOVE reading these when they are finished.
Ok to modify to fit your needs.